At the coast all is not what it seems. Decades of beachfront development have seen a variety of efforts to stabilize the shoreline to protect ill-placed beachfront property, both from shoreline erosion and from storm damage. Both of these problems become increasingly critical in a time of rising sea level. Many natural beaches are backed by sea walls, while others have been transformed by whole series of groynes, offshore breakwaters and a plethora of other schemes. Many recreational beaches are actually artificial replicas of the real thing, emplaced to protect badly placed infrastructure and.
|Title of host publication||Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization: Selected Case Studies|
|Editors||J. Andrew Cooper, Orrin H. Pilkey|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization: Selected Case Studies|